5 May 2022 to 14 May 2022

10am to 5pm


Watch the exhibition virtual tour

Virtual Tour

Late Opening 

Wednesday 11 May to 7pm 

 

Booking is not requried 

£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available. 

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2022

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to welcome you to their Annual Exhibition 2022, held at Mall Galleries!

This annual exhibition is an occasion for the public to enjoy the Society's artist members' most recent works and to discover new talents selected amongst thousands of  applications for this show. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

The RP Patron H.M The Queen has reigned for over half of the time the Royal Society of Portrait Painters has existed. As one of the most painted figures in history, her epoch has been intertwined with portraiture, and as such, intimately connected with members of the Royal Society. On this her Platinum Jubilee the Royal Society of Portrai Painters is showing a curated selection of portraits of our monarch by past and present member artists, alongside our Annual Exhibition. The works range from the youthful figure with gravitas depicted in Pietro Annigoni's famous second portrait and the informal image captured by June Mendoza to the regal aura in Andrew Festing's work and the sagacious nonagenarian portrayed by Miriam Escofet, which will be shown to the public for the first time in this exhibition.

Every year, the RP exhibition offers the opportunity for exhibiting artists to win generous Prizes and Awards. This year, over £40,000 worth of cash Prizes and Awards will be given to the winners, including the RP Award (worth £2,000) with the theme of Self-Portrait

What to Expect? 

  • An opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.
  • Commission a work from an established portrait painter.
  • A collection of portraits to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the RP Patron, H.M. The Queen
  • A team of dedicated professionals to help and advise your purchase.

 

Exhibition Tour by President Richard Foster

 

How to Commission a Portrait?

Learn more about portrait commissions here.


About the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters contains a broad collection of stylistic and intellectual approaches that continue to make a significant contribution to the ongoing tradition of portraiture in Britain today. The Society vigorously looks to uphold the values and practices of its long and distinguished history, but at the same time, it seeks to explore and develop new artistic models and perspectives in this endlessly fascinating and relevant discipline.

The Society aims to encourage the appreciation, study and practice of the art of portraiture. 

Online Exhibition

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Joe

Ruth Holt

Oil
18 x 14 cm (30 x 14 cm framed)
£1,000
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Self Portrait

Ruth Holt

Oil
35 x 29 cm (51 x 45 cm framed)
£1,600
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Award Winner: Micheal

Laura Hope

Coloured pencil, wax pastels, oil stick & acrylic gouache
85 x 60 cm (unframed)
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Andrew

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS RSMA ROI RP

Oil
33 x 33 cm (43 x 43 cm framed)
£1,300
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Leah

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS RSMA ROI RP

Oil
76 x 51 cm (61 x 86 cm framed)
£2,500
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Nicholas

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS RSMA ROI RP

Oil
31 x 26 cm (36 x 41 cm framed)
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Self Portrait 11/02/2022

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS RSMA ROI RP

Oil
41 x 31 cm (51 x 41 cm framed)
£1,600
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Woman with Wilted Flower

Owain Hunt

Oil
35 x 25 cm (40 x 30 cm framed)
£1,000
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Keep Silent

Aaron Illsley

Oil
90 x 70 cm (96 x 76 cm framed)
£25,000
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Faces of Self Isolation- Oliver

Usva Inei

Acrylic
96 x 61 cm (100 x 64 cm framed)
£1,450
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Self Portrait by a Door II

Katherine Jackson

Watercolour
31 x 28 cm (48 x 45 cm framed)
£450
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Autumn Self Portrait

Andrew James RP NEAC

Oil
70 x 40 cm (107 x 78 cm framed)
£9,500
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Portrait of Joanna

Andrew James RP NEAC

Oil
56 x 45 cm (61 x 51 cm framed)
£3,500
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Portrait of Robert

Andrew James RP NEAC

Oil
56 x 45 cm (61 x 51 cm framed)
£3,500
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Dame Harriet Walter

Hero Johnson

Oil
70 x 60 cm (unframed)
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Self with Pin Badge from The Met

Hero Johnson

Oil
45 x 35 cm (unframed)
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Introspection

Jeannie Kinsler

Oil
30 x 30 cm (33 x 33 cm framed)
£900
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The Girl with the Lucky Charm

Preslav Kostov

Oil
61 x 46 cm (unframed)
£2,300
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Purple Kimono

Sandra Kuck

Oil
68 x 43 cm (90 x 63 cm framed)
£23,000
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Anita Lasker-Wallfisch MBE

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC

Oil
42 x 39 cm (49 x 45 cm framed)
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Henrietta Montgomerie

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC

Oil
56 x 56 cm (62 x 62 cm framed)
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Gordon Gibb - Architect

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
97 x 71 cm (111 x 85 cm framed)
£10,000
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Hannah in Furry Bonnet

Kathryn Kynoch RP

Oil
61 x 76 cm (89 x 104 cm framed)
£8,000
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Lucy Allison

Kathryn Kynoch RP

Oil
91 x 71 cm (105 x 85 cm framed)
£8,000
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Award Winner: Man and a Window

Lantian

Oil
195 x 130 cm (195 x 130 cm framed)

Related events

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Artist demonstration
7 May 2022
Portrait Demonstration Andrew James RP NEAC will be painting a portrait live at the Mall Galleries as part of the Annual Exhibition (Free with exhibition entry).